Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Rediscovering Joy

Hello, everyone! I had a nice week or so being unplugged. Hope you didn't miss me too much. *snicker*

It was good for me. I'll admit that May was a difficult month. Some things happened that really brought me down. I felt like a failure. Like maybe I ought to just quit. It wasn't fun. But I spent the past week getting back in touch with the things that bring me joy.

Walks in the park

                          Being with my kids

    Spending an afternoon at the swimming pool

                                        Listening to Gordon Lightfoot 

Going out with my sweetheart

                    Reading a good book

  Writing a good book

Luckily, it's June, which a much easier month to be joyful in than say, January. I really love summer. I'm feeling much better about myself and life in general.

Also, I spent a lot of time working on THIS (check it out and tell me what you think!) I'm not quite finished, but I hope it will make my website more fun to visit.

And...I have some exciting news! Which I will announce on Wednesday, so be sure to come back for that.

So, how do you find your joy?

9 comments:

Mohamed Mughal said...

Glad to see summer cheering you up.

My joy: quiet solitude.

Aidyl Ewoh said...

I’m glad you were able to get refreshed. Being outside, walking, hiking, swinging *On a swing set… I know, I know* Reading, being with family. Just being. Spending time reading the Bible and praying. All those things are full of joy for me.
~Aidyl

Angie said...

Thanks, Mohamed. I hope you find plenty of quiet solitude today!

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Gordon Lightfoot has a few pretty good songs.

I find joy doing things with my family or at church, getting tasks accomplished, and reading (or listening to) a good book.

Looking forward to your news, Angie!

Angie said...

Thanks, Terry. I like family and church stuff too. And accomplishing tasks always feels good!

Tess said...

those are all wonderful things to spend time on - it's important that we remember what really matters and you seem to have done that well.

I'm taking the summer off of writing and focusing on the kiddos and the garden. it will be a good thing.

tiffany said...

cant wait to hear the news i cant stand the wait

some stuff that brings me joy are crocheting yes the beast that im frustrated with is still bringing me joy actually reading patterns and haveing the item lookm just like the picture sales on movies my necies and nephews sleep and sometimes work

recent things that have brought me joy are coupons buying pajamas in a smaller size knowing im going to buy scrubs in a smaller size

Angie said...

Tess, enjoy your summer!

Tiff, hooray for smaller sizes! And all your other joyful things, too.

Carolyn V said...

My joy comes from hanging out with my family. They're kind of awesome. ;)